Артист: Leonard Cohen Название: Popular Problems Жанр: Blues Год выхода: 2014 Label: Sony Music / 88875014292 О музыке:
Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.
His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the
nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received a Prince of Asturias Award for literature.
The critic Bruce Eder assessed Cohen’s overall career in popular music by asserting that "[he is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic ...
singer/songwriters of the late ’60s ... [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making.... Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps
Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the
1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century."
One of his notable novels, Beautiful Losers (1966) received a lot of attention from the Canadian press and stirred up controversy because of a number
of sexually graphic passages. The Academy of American Poets has commented more broadly on Cohen’s overall career in the arts, including his work as
a poet, novelist, and songwriter, stating that "Cohen’s] successful blending of poetry, fiction, and music is made most clear in Stranger Music:
Selected Poems and Songs, published in 1993, which gathered more than 200 of Cohen’s poems ... several novel excerpts, and almost 60 song lyrics...
While it may seem to some that Leonard Cohen departed from the literary in pursuit of the musical, his fans continue to embrace him as a Renaissance
man who straddles the elusive artistic borderlines."
Cohen’s first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) followed by Songs From a Room (1969) (featuring the often-recorded "Bird on the Wire") and
Songs of Love and Hate (1971). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies’ Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from
Cohen’s previous minimalist sound. In 1979 Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and
Oriental and Mediterranean influences. "Hallelujah" was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984. I’m Your Man in 1988
marked Cohen’s turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992 Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark
lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, which was a major hit in
Canada and Europe. In 2006 Cohen produced and co-wrote Blue Alert, a collaboration with jazz chanteuse Anjani Thomas. After the success of his
2008–13 world tours, Cohen released the highest charting album in his entire career, Old Ideas, to positive reviews. On 22 September 2014, one day
after his 80th birthday, Cohen released his 13th studio album, Popular Problems, again to positive reviews.
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01. Slow (3:25)
02. Almost Like The Blues (3:28)
03. Samson In New Orleans (4:39)
04. A Street (3:33)
05. Did I Ever Love You (4:11)
06. My Oh My (3:37)
07. Nevermind (4:40)
08. Born In Chains (4:56)
09. You Got Me Singing (3:32)